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Newly Discovered Mode of Drinking in Mosquitoes Carries Biomedical Implications
BEAM Associate Professor Jake Socha talks about his recent study in Scientific Reports detailing the discovery of a new mode of drinking in mosquitoes, which the researchers have named the burst mode. The team used the synchrotron x-ray facility at Argonne National Laboratory to collect live videos of the mosquitoes' drinking mechanisms.
Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry remain an ongoing focus of public health concern. These new findings on the insect’s feeding mechanisms and modalities could have larger implications for how scientists address mosquito-borne disease transmission in future research.
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Article ItemNIH grant will fund graduate student’s study of human brain activity in alcohol use disorder , article
Jeremy Myslowski, a doctoral student working in the lab of Stephen LaConte at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will use the award to study new ways to quantify severity of alcohol use disorder with neuroimaging and to test whether this disorder also impairs brain regulation.
Article ItemLinda Dahlgren awarded the 2021 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence , article
The award recognizes her work in comparative musculoskeletal research investigating regenerative medicine therapies for tendon, ligament, and joint disease in horses and the translation of these findings to human medicine.
Article ItemJennifer S. Wayne elected chair of AIMBE Academic Council , article
Wayne, professor and department head of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering, has substantially contributed to the fields throughout her career, with a focus on experimental and computational simulation of musculoskeletal function.
Article ItemRobert Gourdie elected fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering , article
Robert Gourdie, a cardiovascular scientist, biomedical engineer, and professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been named to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.
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